Sammaan 2020: Global Talent Hunt

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Sammaan Vocals Winners

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Shankar Mahadevan Mentors The Winners

Watch the Judging Rounds

Sammaan Round 2 began on 19th September and was spread out over two weekends. Out of the total 711 participants, 70 odd participants were shortlisted to go into the round two. The mentors worked rigorously with the participants and prepared them to the best of their abilities. The judging rounds were held digitally, and we say with great pride that we maneuvered around the lockdown successfully. Eminent personalities were invited to be the judges. The judges gave great feedback to the students which will definitely advance their careers in their fields. Participants gave power-packed, enthusiastic performances which made the mentors and evaluators very happy. The event concluded on 27th September. Winning decisions will now be announced soon.

September 26, Saturday Evening
Strings, Karnatic Vocals, Piano / Keyboard, and Devotional/Hindustani Vocals
Judges: Megha Rawoot (Strings), Yoga Kirtana (Canatic), Chinmay Vaidya (Piano/Keyboard), Mrunmayee & Deepika V (Devotional / Hindustani Vocals)
Mentors: Satish Vyas (Strings) and Jayateerth Mevundi (Devotional / Hindustani Vocals)
Anchor: Sudipto Marijit

September 27, Sunday Morning
Kathak, Ghazal, and Hindustani Vocals
Judges: Abha Auti & Sampada Pillai (Kathak), Amrita Chatterjee (Ghazal), Mrunmayee & Deepika V (Hindustani Vocals)
Mentors: Rujuta Soman (Kathak), Talat Aziz (Ghazal), and Jayateerth Mevundi (Hindustani Vocals)
Guest Appearance by Purbayan Chatterjee
Anchor: Sudipto Marijit

September 27, Sunday Evening
Bharatnatyam, Wind Instruments, Hindustani, and Percussion
Judges: Pavitra Bhatt and Dr. Lakshmi Rekha Arun (Bharatnatyam), Shadaj Godkhindi (Wind Instruments), Shruteendra Katagade (Percussions), and Mrunmayee Phatak (Hindustani Vocals)
Mentors: Rujuta Soman (Bharatnatyam), Pravin Godkhindi & Debopriya Chatterjee(Wind Instruments), Yogesh Samsi (Percussions), Jayateerth Mevundi (Hindustani Vocals)
Anchor: Sudipto Marijit

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Our Panelists & Mentors Talk About Sammaan 2020

Panelists of Sammaan reflect upon how artists have tendency to sometimes hide in their shells. They urge you to burst out with your talent and make the best use of this global talent hunt.

RFPA, in partnership with Shankar Mahadevan Academy, proudly announces SAMMAAN, a word-wide talent hunt competition held for artists seeking a platform for their career to take flight.

Patrons of Sammaan Talk About This Grand Event

Ruta Deo In Conversation With RFPA

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Sneha Bhonsale: Sammaan Is A Big Opportunity

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Gaurang Nulkar’s Thoughts About Sammaan 2020

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Juhi Thakur Speaks Highly Of Sammaan 2020

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Mrunmayee Phatak Sings Praises Of Sammaan 2020

Mrunmayee Phatak Urges Artists to Take Part in Sammaan 2020 Mrunmayee Phatak has a few uplifting things to say to young artists, for encouraging them to participate in Sammaan: “Sammaan will be the global platform…

Deepika V Speaks To RFPA About Sammaan 2020

Sammaan 2020 Graced By A Few Words from Deepika V The clock on Sammaan is ticking. The end date for registrations being 15th of August, there are just around 15 days more to register. Artists…

Shankar Mahadevan On Sammaan 2020

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Participate In Sammaan
An Opportunity Young Artists Should Not Miss

Present Your Art To Maestros

Imagine you get a chance to showcase your talent in dance or music to maestros like Shankar Mahadevan, Talat Aziz, Jayateerth Mevundi, Praveen Godkhindi, Debopriya Chatterjee, Purbayan Chatterjee, Yogesh Samsi, Rujuta Soman and more.

SAMMAAN can make it happen. SAMMAAN is a worldwide digital talent hunt in Indian music and dance. It brings you a rare opportunity to perform in front of maestros from the safety of your home and to learn from the direct feedback you get from them. SAMMAAN will not just showcase talent, but also nurture it. Artists who win at SAMMAAN will get a masterclass from a maestro who is their idol, and get a scholarship to pursue a higher study in their field of art.

Who can take part in Sammaan?

A one-of-its kind contest, SAMMAAN is open to singers, instrumentalists and dancers from around the world. Those between the ages of 6 and 14 can participate in the Children category. And those of ages 14+ can participate in the Adults category.

SAMMAAN invites artists across these genres:

Vocals: Hindustani, Carnatic, Dhrupad, Ghazal, Devotional songs, Movie songs, Folk songs
Dance: Kathak, Bharatnatyam
Instruments: Wind Instruments, String Instruments, Percussion Instruments

The Grand Finale will take place in front of maestros.

Read Terms And Conditions
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Who are the panelists?

The maestros you will be presenting for:

  • Shankar Mahadevan for Hindustani Music, Carnatic Music, Folk & Movie Songs
  • Shri Talat Aziz for Ghazal
  • Pandit Yogesh Samsi for Percussions
  • Purbayan Chatterjee for Strings
  • Pandit Satish Vyas for Santoor
  • Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi for Classical Vocals & Devotionals
  • Pandit Pravin Godkhindi for Wind Instruments
  • Rujuta Soman for Classical Dance
  • Pandit Ajay Joglekar for Harmonium
  • Debopriya Chatterjee for Flute
Have questions about this digital talent hunt?

Find answers to many Sammaan related questions on our Contest Guide.

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How can you participate?

All you’ve got to do to participate is register yourself, after reading our Terms and Conditions. Registration closes on 17th August 2020, 3 pm IST. The participation fee is INR 499, USD 9.99.
Enroll now using each of these registration links.

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